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Police appeal after schnauzer dog and his owner attacked

Police in Penarth are appealing for witnesses after a dog attacked a walker and his own dog on Cardiff Barrage.

A miniature schnazer, similar to the one that was attacked. Credit: Wikipedia

On Tuesday, February 2 at around 3.55pm a 63-year-old man was walking his two miniature schnauzer dogs across the Barrage.

They were approached by another dog which is believed to have been either a lurcher cross Staffordshire or a lurcher cross pit-bull.

The dog was off the lead and attacked one of the schnauzers. It then attacked the gentleman as he intervened and tried to save his dog.

The owner of the suspected lurcher cross is described as a white woman in her 40s who was wearing a dark coloured coat.

We are trying to track this woman and her dog and we would ask that if anyone has details about this incident that they contact us.

– Police Sergeant Julie Odgers


One critical after Celtic Manor golf course 'incident'

A person is in a critical condition at Newport's Royal Gwent Hospital after an incident at the Celtic Manor golf course.

The Celtic Manor resort hosted the 2014 Nato summit Credit: PA

The Welsh Ambulance Service said it was called just before 8am.

Two other people were checked at the scene.


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Welsh Tory leader sees case for more AMs

Welsh Conservative leader Andrew RT Davies has signalled that his party is no longer totally opposed to an increase in the number of Assembly Members, so long as the "total cost of democracy" does not go up. Mr Davies says the Welsh Government's growing powers and responsibilities make it difficult for an Assembly with so few backbenchers to hold it to account.

Are we really going to have another five years with just 60 AMs? It's already evident that there are huge pressures on the Assembly's ability to scrutinise the government.

– Welsh Conservative Leader Andrew RT Davies AM

It's possible that an increase in AMs could be linked to a cut in the number of local councillors as part of the local authority mergers expected in the next few years. Also the Conservatives are likely to revive plans to cut the number of Welsh MPs from 40 to 30 if they're still in power at Westminster after May's election.

Wales bids to host ladies European golf tour

Wales could play host to The 2019 Solheim Cup after expressing an interest in the ladies European golf tour.

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Ten countries will submit bids to host the matches in London tomorrow.

Wales is up against Denmark, England, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey.

The successful host will be announced towards the end of 2015.

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